The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research, a report from the committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine featured almost 100 conclusions about the health benefits of cannabis and cannabinoid and provided an agenda to improve upon the current research and to better inform public health decisions in the future.
They provided results on the THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS of cannabinoids. For example, someone who have vomiting and nausea due to chemotherapy. They state that the cannabinoids are an effective antiemetic. A drug that is due to its effectives against vomiting and nausea. The fact that it gives the same results and is also natural speaks for the wonders of cannabis and cannabinoids. Patients who are given cannabis or cannabinoids saw significant reduction in pain.
Like the many adults who are right now suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) a disease that can change one’s skeletal muscle performance to the point where they have some sort of paralysis. Cannabis and cannabinoids in a short-term use when admitted orally, helped improved the symptoms of the patients.
The evidence also suggest that smoking cannabis does not increase the cancer risk from lung, head and neck. However, there is some evidence that regular smoking can contribute to chronic cough. This one area that has seen a large explosion of products in the current market. Vape pens are a new product that heats cannabis to temperatures between 300-450 degrees Fahrenheit. This forms a smoke or vapor that does not have the harsh from burnt cannabis. These pens allow someone to take one or two hits and can get the same results compare to longer smoke times from other methods.
There is to note that cannabis and cannabinoids are not 100% full proof. One should not partake of cannabis and cannabinoids in an unsafe way like driving a vehicle. You should take caution and read what your body tells you.
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- Chapter Highlights (PDF)
- Committe Conclusions (PDF)
- Public Release Slides (PDF)
- Report Highlights (PDF)